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University of California Santa Barbara
  • Position Number: 3683440
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry


Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor (Open Rank)

Job #JPF02377
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

    POSITION OVERVIEW

    Position titles:
  • Assistant Professor

  • Associate Professor; Professor

    Percent time: 100%
    Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 or later

    APPLICATION WINDOW

    Open date: November 30, 2022

    Next review date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

    POSITION DESCRIPTION

    The UCSB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking an open rank position, with an intention to hire a highly creative and productive individual with research and teaching interests in any area of chemistry or biochemistry. Applications at any rank will be considered, including tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. Successful applicants at the Assistant level will be expected to develop strong and creative research programs and to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful applicants at the Associate and Full levels are expected to have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, service, and leadership.

    This position is a part of an ongoing effort by the department to strengthen its research and educational mission. We seek an individual with a demonstrated success in developing a rigorous, well-funded research program that can span any area of chemistry and biochemistry, and a commitment to excellence in teaching and who supports diversity, equity and inclusion. Responsibilities of faculty members include teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, recruitment, supervision, and mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, participation in university service and professional activities. Successful candidates may have a record of collaborative research, and will be able to leverage synergies within and between the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and collaborative departments, and research units, such as Chemical Engineering, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, the Marine Science Institute, and Biological Engineering. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

    UCSB is a premier, Top-7 public research university. Our department, for example, has included among its faculty more than a half dozen National Academy of Science Members and two Nobel Prize Winners. UCSB is home to the NSF BioPACIFIC Materials Innovation Platform for Bio-based Polymers, Automated Cellular Infrastructure, Flow, and Integrated Chemistry, the nation's first NSF Quantum Foundry, and one of the top NSF Materials Research Science & Engineering Centers in the country. Building on these strengths, we are seeking new colleagues to help establish research programs and collaborative partnerships in such areas as green chemistry, energy and sustainability, functional materials, machine learning, quantum information science, synthetic biology, systems biology, biomolecular design and well beyond.

    Department: https://www.chem.ucsb.edu/

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
    Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, except the dissertation, at the time of the application.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
    PhD must be conferred by the time of appointment.

    Preferred qualifications
    Outstanding research and research potential, excellence in teaching and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion.

    APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS BY LEVEL

    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Position title: Assistant Professor

    Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent Postdoc; current Assistant Professor.

    Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Limited to 2 pages containing the following three elements: (1) most significant research accomplishment (2) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution; and (3) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.

  • Statement of Research - limited to 2-3 pages: include discussion of your two most impactful research projects, your vision for the next 5-10 years of your research program, and how you see yourself incorporating your program at UCSB, including potential collaborations within the department or across campus.

  • Statement of Teaching - limited to 2 pages: provide your teaching and mentoring experience, teaching methods for undergraduate and graduate students, courses that you can teach, courses that you plan to develop, and your mentoring philosophy.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Successful candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the Diversity Statement. This evidence can include:
  • Efforts to advance equitable access to education;
  • Public service that addresses the needs of California's diverse population;
  • Research that informs our understanding of race or ethnicity or could contribute to the advancement of a more just and equitable society; -Mentoring and advising students, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
  • Creating effective strategies for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.
    Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

    Provide the names and contact information for references and request letters of reference within the system in order to complete the application requirements.

    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02377

    FULL/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Position title: Associate Professor; Professor

    Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor (e.g. at an international university).

    Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Limited to 2 pages containing the following three elements: (1) most significant research accomplishment (2) overall goals/vision for a research program at our institution; and (3) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals.
  • Statement of Research - limited to 2-3 pages: include discussion of your two most impactful research projects, your vision for the next 5-10 years of your research program, and how you see yourself incorporating your program at UCSB, including potential collaborations within the department or across campus.
  • Statement of Teaching - limited to 2 pages: provide your teaching and mentoring experience, teaching methods for undergraduate and graduate students, courses that you can teach, courses that you plan to develop, and your mentoring philosophy.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Successful candidates for faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion in their application materials, including the Diversity Statement. This evidence can include:
  • Efforts to advance equitable access to education;
  • Public service that addresses the needs of California's diverse population;
  • Research that informs our understanding of race or ethnicity or could contribute to the advancement of a more just and equitable society; -Mentoring and advising students, particularly from underrepresented and underserved populations;
  • Creating effective strategies for the educational advancement of students in under-represented groups.
    Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

    Applicants should inform their references that they may be contacted by the department at any time during this recruitment. The department intends to solicit letters of reference for the finalist candidate.

    Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02377

    Help contact: buratto@chem.ucsb.edu

    CAMPUS INFORMATION

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

    JOB LOCATION
    Santa Barbara, CA







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